Update on the MSC-Gov. Ridge Partnership

Canonsburg, PA – At its one-year mark, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Z. Klaber provided the following update regarding the organization’s truly unique and momentous partnership with former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge and his team of subject matter experts and professionals:

“Gov. Ridge has provided valuable insight and leadership over the last year for our young organization. We are grateful for the strategic counsel and positive contributions that he and his team have offered to the MSC and our membership.

“An effective advocate for the responsible development of American natural gas, Gov. Ridge has helped bring national attention to the Marcellus Shale – the world’s second largest natural gas field.

“The governor, who played a leading role in developing our industry’s Guiding Principles, is always quick to remind us that ‘We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.’ He’s absolutely right, and his thoughtful counsel – working with our more than 200 member companies – has helped ensure that our industry appreciates and embraces the deep, rich history of Penn’s Woods.

“Responsibly developing clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale represents a historic opportunity to help put the Commonwealth and our nation on a path toward a cleaner, prosperous and more secure energy future. Gov. Ridge understands this, and has been instrumental in conveying this potential to the public. On behalf of our entire organization, we thank Gov. Ridge for his dogged commitment to the Commonwealth, our environment, our economy and our homeland.”